Several players and I bought some Gekli HEs yesterday under the assumption that they were no longer under a timer because there is no mention when you purchase of them lasting 15 minutes. I think I used mine off and on for a good 45 minutes during an STF.
I'm just wondering... is it certain they are on a timer still? Because we were using them for a while and they didn't disappear from our inventories. Also I didn't see any timer going in the little icon that appears under your ship with active ship powers. The only time it went away was when I died, but I would just turn it right back on.
So yeah... just wondering if they quietly removed the 15 minute restriction recently.
If they didn't then that's really bad because there is nothing indicating that you can't use them forever when you buy them, which is highly misleading.
edit: okay, so it is limited... but to 1 hour. I think it should be permanent, to be honest. I'm not sure why it's on a timer for that amount of GPL.